posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:32 PM
If I were an American I would be unhappy to I wouldnt want my tax dollars paying for the " private military" to do the US militarys job.
Sure civilan contractors have a role in rebuilding Iraq it just that they have over steped there mark.
But Fallujah was not Mogadishu, and this was to be no repeat of "Black Hawk Down." Instead of questioning the mission, the public struggled to
figure out who was performing the mission in the first place. For most Americans, Fallujah introduced a realization of how our military operates today
in the era of outsourcing. A growing industry of private military firms is filling a huge and often surprising array of roles in Iraq, roles that can
even include combat.
Private military companies (PMCs) are contributing as much as 20 percent of the total US-led occupation force. At least 35 PMCs have contracts in
Iraq, employing at least 5,000 heavily-armed foreign mercenaries and over 20,000 Iraqis to carry out explicitly military work in some of the most
dangerous areas of the country. At least another 10,000 to 15,000 contractors from every corner of the globe are performing vital military logistical
support roles such as driving, maintenance, training, communications and intelligence-gathering.
Surely it would be more econmical if the US military did what it is spose to do?